We're lucky to not only have this great photo of the Slingerland Ranch, but we also have an article from the September 12, 1902 Hood River Glacier telling of the sale of this ranch to Mr. Louis Plog of Mappleton Iowa for $9000. The 90 acre farm is described as being "5 1/2 miles from town on the Mt. Hood Road, just an easy hour's drive with a farm team on a comparatively good road."
I think the man's name was William Slingerland and he eventually ended up in Portland
Louis Plog and his wife Henrietta came to Hood River from Iowa, though he was born in Germany. That ranch would be in the Odell area.
charlott on 19th November 2013 @ 7:12am
Look at the fruit trees already planted. What a lot of work!
They look healthy and productive.
Looks like the hitching rail needs some repair.
What are those pipes for, that come out from the eaves and run up into the air?
I think this is one of the few HHR photos that actually shows a hand pump.
Perhaps chicken or rabbits in the lean-to at the side of the house?
Lots to see in this photo.
We have seen the Plog girls in previous photos.
l.e. on 19th November 2013 @ 7:23am
I am thinking that little lean to shed might be somewhat of a wood shed. I had to chuckle at the little girl sitting in the dirt. Just think about poor Mrs. Plog having to wash all those clothes. Certainly wasn't an easy life.
charlott on 19th November 2013 @ 8:14am
that is a stove pipe supported by a pole
doc on 20th November 2013 @ 4:23pm
That is my Great Grandparents place, I actually have the hand pump in my yard, still live on the same ranch. It's great to see these old photos, I have a lot too.
Cindy Plog Williams on 22nd November 2013 @ 3:46pm
From the HR Glacier Oct 27, 1904:
"The first farm that one meets at the top of the Tucker's hill after winding up the steep grade, is the fine home of L. Plog. The residence, barns apple house and apple orchard are on the level bench along the main road, and both Mount Adams and Mount Hood are in plain view. There are 15 acres in bearing, and ten acres of young trees. Mr. Plog came here two years ago from Iowa, and while he made some mistakes the first year, has developed into a progressive fruit raiser."
l.e. on 13th August 2014 @ 10:11pm
My grandfather was Louis Plog who bought this ranch in 1902. My father, Louis C. Plog was born on that ranch in 1903. The family lived in that house until 1910 when they built a much bigger home. My parents, Louis and Mary Plog lived there until about 1934. My sister and I spent out earliest childhood years there. I am very interested in finding this picture. Would love to see more.
Evelyn Plog Annala on 11th December 2017 @ 9:02am